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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #280 on: October 10, 2010, 04:55:10 PM »
Q 98: Is there an option to appy a fear effect when dealing damage that isn't based purely on a charge?  The idea is Never Outnumbered + Imperious Command shtick and then spank everyone within 40' (sweeping strike as a Powerful Build Large creature with a spiked chain) to keep them cowering until they're all dead.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #281 on: October 10, 2010, 05:26:49 PM »
Q98 Q99What are the easiest ways of getting Circle Magic Leader and/or the ability to participate in Circle Magic? I know of Hathran, Red Wizard and Halruan Elder (can you tell I have Realms books only?). What are the others? Any setting/source is fine as long as it's WotC/Dragon.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #282 on: October 10, 2010, 05:50:45 PM »
Q 99: Is there an option to appy a fear effect when dealing damage that isn't based purely on a charge?  The idea is Never Outnumbered + Imperious Command shtick and then spank everyone within 40' (sweeping strike as a Powerful Build Large creature with a spiked chain) to keep them cowering until they're all dead.

This only gets you 20 feet of reach.

Powerful Build does nothing for you to increase reach. Your reach is determined from YOUR size, not your weapon's size. Reach weapons only double your reach. It doesn't matter if you somehow were wielding a colossal sized spiked chain and were a large sized creature. You would still only get 10 feet of base reach, doubled for using a reach weapon.

Sweeping Strike does nothing for you to increase the maximum distance between you and your threatened squares, "practical reach" so to speak. Your new adjacent square must be one you already threaten.

I would suggest picking up some of the following:
Aberration Blood + Inhuman Reach (Both Lords of Madness, feats) = +5 feet reach
Warshaper 3 (Complete Warrior, class) = +5 feet reach
Willing Deformity + Deformity (Tall) (Both Heroes of Horror, feats) = +5 feet reach (Requires medium size, but I don't think any group or DM will give three shits, so house rule)
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #283 on: October 10, 2010, 05:57:39 PM »
the exact ones, thank you very much mr. talore
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #284 on: October 10, 2010, 06:24:09 PM »
Q 98: Is there an option to appy a fear effect when dealing damage that isn't based purely on a charge?  The idea is Never Outnumbered + Imperious Command shtick and then spank everyone within 40' (sweeping strike as a Powerful Build Large creature with a spiked chain) to keep them cowering until they're all dead.
Dreadful Wrath?  Only within 20' though.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #285 on: October 10, 2010, 06:26:50 PM »
A99: The easiest way: PGtF Ethran feat == 1st level character can participate to circle magic. That is a prerequisite to Hathran in case you did not notice it.  :)

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #286 on: October 10, 2010, 07:00:15 PM »
Q 98: Is there an option to appy a fear effect when dealing damage that isn't based purely on a charge?  The idea is Never Outnumbered + Imperious Command shtick and then spank everyone within 40' (sweeping strike as a Powerful Build Large creature with a spiked chain) to keep them cowering until they're all dead.
Dreadful Wrath?  Only within 20' though.
Avenging Executioner triggers an area, stacking fear effect every time you hit someone with a sudden strike, but it won't make them cower through Imperious Command and it doesn't affect creatures with more HD than you.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #287 on: October 10, 2010, 08:19:02 PM »
Q98 Q99What are the easiest ways of getting Circle Magic Leader and/or the ability to participate in Circle Magic? I know of Hathran, Red Wizard and Halruan Elder (can you tell I have Realms books only?). What are the others? Any setting/source is fine as long as it's WotC/Dragon.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #288 on: October 10, 2010, 08:21:19 PM »
Q 95:
Can anyone recommend a couple (few) non-gish melee heavy damage dealing builds that are potent through the leveling process and not just at high levels?  I've been looking for a few days and haven't found much.

Warblade 20
Crusader 20
Barbarian 20 (with Lion's Pounce and Whirling Frenzy, basically grab all the ACFs you can)
Halfling Ubercharger
Hood


Anything along these lines without any magic item/mount requirements?  
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #289 on: October 10, 2010, 09:52:21 PM »
Q 95:
Can anyone recommend a couple (few) non-gish melee heavy damage dealing builds that are potent through the leveling process and not just at high levels?  I've been looking for a few days and haven't found much.

Warblade 20
Crusader 20
Barbarian 20 (with Lion's Pounce and Whirling Frenzy, basically grab all the ACFs you can)
Halfling Ubercharger
Hood


Anything along these lines without any magic item/mount requirements?  
Hood can do quite well with only feats. A 6th level Fighter with 18 Strength could do at least 70 damage per hit.

What kind of restrictions are you dealing with on items and mounts?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #290 on: October 10, 2010, 10:32:22 PM »
Q 95:
Can anyone recommend a couple (few) non-gish melee heavy damage dealing builds that are potent through the leveling process and not just at high levels?  I've been looking for a few days and haven't found much.

Warblade 20
Crusader 20
Barbarian 20 (with Lion's Pounce and Whirling Frenzy, basically grab all the ACFs you can)
Halfling Ubercharger
Hood


Anything along these lines without any magic item/mount requirements?  
Hood can do quite well with only feats. A 6th level Fighter with 18 Strength could do at least 70 damage per hit.

What kind of restrictions are you dealing with on items and mounts?

It's going to be a very low magic campaign as far as items are concerned.  As far as the mounts go, I've been playing with this guy a long time, and he has a tendency to kill off mounts/familiars/henchmen/companions etc.

Which of the Hood builds would work best with a low magic item campaign?  Also, what about the King of Smack build?  Does that fair well at low/mid levels?  It appears as though it would start pretty slow.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #291 on: October 11, 2010, 12:10:22 AM »
Q100: "Active abjuration spells within 10 feet of each other for 24 hours or more create barely visible energy fluctuations. These fluctuations give you a +4 bonus on Search checks to locate such abjuration spells." What is the RAW DC formula to search for an abjuration spell?
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #292 on: October 11, 2010, 01:17:23 AM »
Q100: "Active abjuration spells within 10 feet of each other for 24 hours or more create barely visible energy fluctuations. These fluctuations give you a +4 bonus on Search checks to locate such abjuration spells." What is the RAW DC formula to search for an abjuration spell?
Seems like it would be around the DC to find a magic trap (25+spell level).  Persistant spell effects appear to be counted as magic traps - see spike growth.

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #293 on: October 11, 2010, 01:51:03 AM »
Q101: The PC's are fighting something nasty on a hillside.  One of the PC's gets hurt badly and finds himself up-hill from the monster, but still in it's threatened area.  Can he withdraw up the hill and avoid an AoO? (note that moving up an incline costs two squares of movement, which would prevent a 5-ft step, for example).
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #294 on: October 11, 2010, 02:16:13 AM »
Q101: The PC's are fighting something nasty on a hillside.  One of the PC's gets hurt badly and finds himself up-hill from the monster, but still in it's threatened area.  Can he withdraw up the hill and avoid an AoO? (note that moving up an incline costs two squares of movement, which would prevent a 5-ft step, for example).

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Withdraw is a double-move action where the first square you move from doesn't count as threatened. As long as that's the edge of the monster's threatened range, the PC should get away unscathed.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #295 on: October 11, 2010, 02:35:20 AM »
Q102: If I take four levels of the ghost progression, assuming I take them every few levels in order to buy off say, 3 of them, does that mean I am now Ghost 1/Something X? but with the abilities of a Ghost 4?  Halp.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #296 on: October 11, 2010, 02:50:39 AM »
Q102: If I take four levels of the ghost progression, assuming I take them every few levels in order to buy off say, 3 of them, does that mean I am now Ghost 1/Something X? but with the abilities of a Ghost 4?  Halp.
You're a ghost 4/Something X, but with an ECL of X+1.

Same as if you'd bought off three levels of a normal +4 LA.
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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #297 on: October 11, 2010, 03:33:38 AM »
A99: The easiest way: PGtF Ethran feat == 1st level character can participate to circle magic. That is a prerequisite to Hathran in case you did not notice it.  :)

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #298 on: October 11, 2010, 06:43:57 AM »
Q103:
Is there an official ruling on whether you can ignore prerequisites for bonus feats or if you must still abide by prerequisite requirements when there is no text specifying either way?


Example of bonus feats that specify ignoring of prerequisites: Monk bonus feats.  PHB page 41
Example of bonus feats that specify requiring prerequisites being met: Fighter bonus feats.  PHB page 38
Example of bonus feats that do not specify either way: Eberron Bard exchanging songs for bonus feats from a list.  EbCS page 34

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Re: Ask a Simple Question, Part 18: Lucid Dreaming Ghost Pixie Hood Edition
« Reply #299 on: October 11, 2010, 06:57:58 AM »
Q103:
Is there an official ruling on whether you can ignore prerequisites for bonus feats or if you must still abide by prerequisite requirements when there is no text specifying either way?


Example of bonus feats that specify ignoring of prerequisites: Monk bonus feats.  PHB page 41
Example of bonus feats that specify requiring prerequisites being met: Fighter bonus feats.  PHB page 38
Example of bonus feats that do not specify either way: Eberron Bard exchanging songs for bonus feats from a list.  EbCS page 34
This is far from a simple question.  The rules are somewhat inconsistent.
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